What the royals got in their A-level results - including Prince Harry and Kate Middleton

Danielle Stacey
·Royal Correspondent
·3-min read
William, Kate and Harry. [Photo: Getty]
William, Kate and Harry. [Photo: Getty]

As students up and down the country celebrate or commiserate their A-level results, how have members of the Royal Family fared in their exams over the years?

The younger generation are the only ones to have sat their A-levels, but the likes of Prince Charles and his siblings completed their education with O-levels, which is the equivalent of today’s GCSEs.

While the Queen has no formal qualifications, she was privately educated at home by a governess. After the abdication of her uncle Edward VIII in 1936, Elizabeth received private tuition in constitutional history from Henry Marten, Vice-Provost of Eton College, to prepare her for her future role as monarch.

Here’s how the Queen’s grandchildren did in their A-levels.

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Prince William’s A-level results

Prince William Attends A Photocall At Highgrove To Announce Plans For The First Part Of His Gap Year. . (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
William with his father Charles in 2000. [Photo: Getty]

Prince William gained an A in geography, a B for history of art and a C in biology, when he left Eton College in 2000.

He chose to take a gap year before beginning university, travelling around Africa and southern Chile, where he taught children.

William enrolled at the University of St Andrews in 2001, where he met his now-wife Kate Middleton.

He initially chose a degree in art history, before changing his subject to geography. He graduated in 2005 with a 2:1.

Prince Harry’s A-level results

Prince Harry, the younger son of the Prince of Wales, punches the air as he leaves Eton College on his last day at the top public school where he has been a pupil for five years.  *   Like his older brother William, Harry has spent his Eton schooldays boarding at Manor House, on the site of the lodgings of probably the most famous Old Etonian of them all, victor of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington. It has been announced that Prince Harry is to apply for entry to the Royal Military Acdemy at Sandhurst.   (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Prince Harry punches the air as he leaves Eton College on his last day. [Photo: Getty via PA]

Prince Harry left Eton College with two A level passes - a B in Art and a D in Geography.

He took a gap year in Australia before beginning his career in the Army at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in May 2005.

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Kate Middleton’s A-level results

Kate Middleton Graduation Ceremony At The University Of St Andrews In Scotland. . (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Kate on her graduation day from University of St Andrews. [Photo: Getty]

Now the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate received As in Maths and Art and a B in English from Marlborough College in Wiltshire.

She took a gap year before enrolling at the University of St Andrews. The future royal graduated with a 2:1 in history of art in 2005.

Meghan Markle’s education

Meghan Markle arrives at the TV Guide Magazine Annual Hot List Party on November 12, 2012, in West Hollywood, California.
Meghan Markle in 2012. [Photo: PA]

California-born Meghan didn’t take A-levels, having been educated at the private Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.

It’s not known what Meghan achieved in her SATs but she went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 2003, with a double major in theatre and international studies.

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Princess Beatrice’s A-level results

Princess Beatrice Attends Christmas Day Service At Sandringham Church. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice pictured in Sandringham in 2007. [Photo: Getty]

The Duke and Duchess of York’s eldest daughter gained an A in drama and Bs in history and film studies from St George’s School in Ascot in 2007.

Beatrice, a dyslexia sufferer, went on to study history at Goldsmiths College, London and graduated in 2011 with a 2:1 degree.

Princess Eugenie’s A-level results

LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23:  Princess Eugenie listens to her mother Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York  give a speech during a visit to the new Teenage Cancer Unit at St James' Hospital on October 23, 2008 in Leeds, England. The Duchess has been Patron of The Teenage Cancer Trust since its inception 15 years ago. During the visit she introduced her daughter Eugenie to the work of the Trust enabling her to see first hand how important these units are. The nine bed centre is the Teenage Cancer Trust's ninth unit in the UK and cost the charity GBP1.25 million.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie in 2008. [Photo: Getty]

Beatrice’s sister Eugenie achieved As in art and English literature, and a B in history of art from Marlborough College boarding school in Wiltshire.

She took a gap year before studying at Newcastle University. She completed her studies in 2012, graduating with a 2:1 in English literature and history of art.